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graduate-students-from-islamic-azad-university-learn-more-about-un 25 May 2017 – UN Information Center (UNIC) Tehran hold a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 15 graduate students of the international law from Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch at the UN office in Tehran on 22 May 2017. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani, who conducted...
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finding-un-information-and-documentation-workshop-held-at-qom 24 May 2017 – Mofid University Centre for Human Rights Studies and UN Information Centre (UNIC) Tehran on 15 May 2017 held a workshop on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for more than 40 students of the international law, human rights, international relations and political science from different universities across Iran in Qom...
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3rd-cycle-of-the-salamat-universal-public-health-insurance-uphi-for-refugees UNHCR Iran, Tehran, 22 May 2017 - For the third year running and with the support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a tripartite partnership agreement signed between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of the Ministry of Interior, the Iran Health Insurance Organization (IHIO) and the...
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fao-introduces-a-new-tool-to-monitor-forest-diseases-in-iran   FAO, in collaboration with the Forest, Range and Watershed Organization of Iran conducted a five-day workshop (21- 25 May) in Karaj (Alborz Province) to introduce the “Collect Earth” software application for forest mapping and monitoring, as a free and open source geospatial analysis tool. According to a press release...
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thousands-have-learned-about-un-at-the-30th-tehran-international-book-fair 18 May 2017- UNIC Tehran has been coordinating the participation of the UN Agencies at the Tehran International Book Fair for fourteenth years. This year it was 30th Book Fair, which was organized in Tehran during 3-13 May 2017 under the slogan “Let’s Read One More Book”. According to Press TV: “Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani,...
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famine-in-yemen-and-three-african-countries-close-to-generate-humanitarian-disaster,-fao-warns   Famine has been declared in some counties of South Sudan, and the number of people close to sliding from emergency to disaster is perilously high in Northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, FAO and other UN agencies warned. According to a press release published by the Representation of the Food and Agriculture...
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sdgs-student-photo-contest-2017-call-for-applications UNIC Tokyo will be organizing the Student Photo Contest along with Sophia University and also special cooperation from Getty Images Japan.   Following the success of last year’s contest, which amassed a total of 624 entries from 47 countries as far and wide as Afghanistan and Brazil, UNIC is running the photo contest once...
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global-growth-strengthens-in-line-with-economic-forecasts,-but-prospects-for-some-of-world’s-poorest-regions-deteriorate-un-report TEHRAN, 17 May 2017 (UNIC) -- Growth in the global economy has picked up in the last six months in line with expectations, but in many regions, growth remains below the levels needed for rapid progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2017 report,...
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unesco-participates-in-third-international-eco-silk-road-food-festival-in-zanjan-province The third “International ECO-Silk Road Food Festival” was held in Zanjan, Iran on 10-12 May 2017, within the framework of the International Year of Tourism for Sustainable Development. The Festival was hosted by Zanjan Provincial Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and co-organized with the ECO Secretariat. The Food...
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iran-launches-its-first-national-strategic-plan-to-step-up-the-battle-against-climate-change ran launched a national strategic plan today aimed at helping the country to adapt and mitigate to risks from climate change. The plan, developed in line with the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the Paris Agreement to combat Climate Change, will guide how Iran moves forward on sustainable socio-economic...
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the-ambassador-of-the-republic-of-korea-rok-to-iran-visited-one-of-the-settlements-under-wfp-assistance-in-yazd The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Iran, H.E. Kim, Seung-Ho, visited one of the settlements under WFP assistance on 10 and 11 May 2017. The visit to Ansar settlement in Taft in the province of Yazd was organized to give an opportunity to the Ambassador to see first- hand how WFP utilized funds received from the RoK to...
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commemoration-of-the-international-day-of-families-by-efforts-of-dat Qazvin - Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) commemorated the International Day of Families at the DAT Conference Hall in the presence of 52 families on Monday 15 May 2017. Some 91 guests, members of the board of directors of DAT and several DAT staffers participated in this ceremony whose main theme was "Families, Education and...
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iran-hosts-fao-s-international-study-tour-on-land-and-forest-rehabilitation FAO and the Government of Iran conducted a 10-day international study tour that aimed to share technical expertise on rehabilitation of forests and degraded land with experts from five countries. According to a press release published by the Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iran, the...
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mami-commemorates-international-day-of-families TEHRAN – UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam delivered a speech on the theme of International Day of Families: “Families, Education and Welfare” during a ceremony on the Day organized by NGO Modern Attitude Mothers Institute (MAMI) at their building on 14 May 2016.   Participants at International Day of Families...
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students-from-western-iran-learn-more-about-international-law-through-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) and the western branch of Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) jointly held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 30 post-graduate students of international law from the Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah Branch and some members of the Association on 8 May 2017 at the UN...
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fao-global-food-commodity-prices-continue-to-fell-in-april The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168 points in April, down 1.8 percent from March although remaining 10 percent higher than a year earlier. The Sugar Price Index led the decline, dropping 9.1 percent on the month as large export supplies from Brazil met with continued weak global import demand. The FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index fell 3.9...
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qeshm-island-becomes-unesco-global-geopark Paris, 05 May—Eight sites demonstrating the great diversity of our planet’s geology have received the UNESCO Global Geopark label on 5 May, when UNESCO’s Executive Board endorsed the decisions made by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council during its first session in Torquay, UK, last September. UNESCO Global Geoparks are territories that...
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statement-by-unfpa-executive-director-for-international-day-of-the-midwife UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates the heroic and life-saving work that midwives do every day, often in very trying circumstances. Thanks to midwives, millions of women each year are able to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health services, including voluntary family planning. These services help ensure...
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un-chief-calls-for-an-end-to-all-crackdowns-against-journalists TEHRAN, 3 May 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Press Freedom Day, 3 May 2017, called for an end to all crackdowns against journalists – because a free press advances peace and justice for all. The full text of his speech reads: Journalists go to the most dangerous places to give voice...
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briefing-students-on-role-of-un-in-international-peace-and-un-iran-partnership-in-orumieh ORUMIEH – The Law Group and Research and Technology Department of Islamic Azad University in Orumieh, the Capital of West Azarbaijan Province, in partnership with the UNIC Tehran held seminar entitled “the Role of UN in International Peace” at the Basic Science Amphitheater of the University on 1 May 2017. The keynote speakers at the...
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un-agencies-participate-in-the-30th-tehran-international-book-fair 2 May 2017-- UN’s participation in the Tehran International Book Fair is a unique opportunity not only to share with public some fresh UN publications and multimedia materials, but also to explain about UN work in Iran. UN system in Iran for the 14th year participates in the Tehran International Book Fair. The Book Fair is held at Shar-e...
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unesco-supports-international-conference-and-expert-group-meeting-on-“water-security-in-human-settlements-responses-to-water-scarcity” Tehran, 2 May 2017 - “At the time when demand is growing and limited resources are increasingly stressed by over extraction, pollution and climate change, we simply cannot neglect the opportunities from improved wastewater management; we cannot afford to waste wastewater,” said Ms. Kuisch Laroche, Director and Representative of UNESCO...
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some-720-iraqi-civilians-were-killed,-injured-in-april-2017 TEHRAN, 2 May 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 317 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 403 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in April (not including police) was 309,...
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opening-remarks-by-gary-lewis-at-iran-eu-high-level-conference-on-climate-change I am the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in the Islamic Republic of Iran. I have had the privilege of leading a team of 18 UN agencies here – in Iran – for four years now. I am honoured to have been invited to moderate the thematic sessions this morning. I join my colleague Dr. Majid Shafiepour in welcoming you all to this...
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1st-virtual-water-international-conference-takes-place-in-tehran On 29-30 April 2017, the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (CCIMA) organized a two-day conference in Tehran to highlight the value of Virtual Water to address impacts of climate change, population growth and food security at national, regional and global levels. The Conference, supported by UNESCO, focused in...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-and-the-iranian-national-commission-for-unesco-co-organize-expert-meeting-in-celebration-of-global-action-week-for-education On 29 April 2017, the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO jointly organized an expert meeting on the theme of Citizen Participation in Achieving Inclusive, Quality and Continuous Education in celebration of the 2017 Global Action Week for Education (GAWE). GAWE is an international annual campaign...
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fao-and-ulrp-highlight-international-dialogue-to-support-restoration-of-urmia-lake FAO and Urmia Lake Restoration Program (ULRP) conducted a two-day workshop (26-27 April 2017) at Urmia University to highlight the importance of international dialogue to support the restoration process of the Lake. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the workshop is attended...
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call-for-video-entries-plural-youth-video-festival-2017 TEHRAN, 27 April 2017 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) invite youth from around the world to submit original and creative videos focusing on the PLURAL+ theme of migration, diversity and social inclusion.Deadline for online submission is 4 June...
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undp-executive-board-welcomes-appointment-of-achim-steiner-as-new-administrator New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as...
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united-nations-alliance-of-civilizations-and-the-bmw-group-launches-search-for-innovative-projects-that-promote-intercultural-dialogue-and-understanding Eligible organizations should apply by 31 May 2017 TEHRAN, 26 April 2017 (UNIC) -- The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group are pleased to announce the fifth edition of the Intercultural Innovation Award. Grassroots initiatives that encourage intercultural understanding through innovative methods, with the aim of...
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unesco-tehran-cluster-office-joined-the-3rd-expert-meeting-on-safeguarding-intangible-cultural-heritage-for-environmental-sustainability   The Expert meeting runs until 24 April 2017 with several panel discussion sessions. On April 23 2017, the Regional Centre for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in West and Central Asia under the auspices of UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy of Shahid Beheshti University organized an...
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fao-offers-water-scarce-countries-a-new-satellite-tool-to-boost-agricultural-productivity Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries including Iran, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with a fund from the Netherlands. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in...
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iranian-students-receive-awards-in-the-art-competition-of-world-health-day TEHRAN, 23 April 2017 (UNIC) -- As practiced every year, World Health Day has conducted its regional art competition on the occasion of World Health Day 2017, using the theme of “Depression: let’s talk”. The competition announcement had been shared through the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, as well as the Ministry of Education...
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unesco-celebrates-international-day-of-sports-for-peace-and-development-in-iran In the context of the International Day of Sports for Peace and Development, UNESCO organized a conference with the motto “Sport for Peace, Friendship and Development” on 19 April at Tehran University. The event was organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports and Youth of I.R. Iran, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and...
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19-april-graduate-students-of-international-relations-learn-more-about-un The UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran held a workshop focused on “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for graduate students of international relations from Tarbiat Modares University on 19 April 2017 at the UN Office in Tehran. UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami elaborated on some basic facts about the UN, then...
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seminar-and-roundtable-discussion-on-the-international-day-of-reflection-on-the-genocide-in-rwanda TEHRAN - UNIC Tehran in cooperation with the Iranian International Studies Association (IISA) organized a seminar and roundtable discussion on the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda at the UN conference room on 17 April 2017. The conference began by opening remarks of the IISA Secretary Dr. Seyyed Ziaoddin Saboori....
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commemorating-international-day-of-nowrouz-and-seminar-on-iran-and-the-un-during-last-year TEHRAN - In order to commemorate International Day of Nowrouz, Iranian Association of UN Studies (IAUNS) in partnership with UNIC Tehran organized a seminar entitled “Iran and the United Nations during last year” at the House of Humanities Intellectuals (HHI) on 16 April 2017.   Group photo of some participants of the seminar...
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16-april-ph-d-students-of-international-law-navigate-the-un-online The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held a workshop entitled “Finding UN Information and Documentation” for some 20 post-graduate students of international law from the University of Qom and Qom Islamic Azad University on 16 April 2017 at the UN office in Tehran. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin...
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global-export-value-of-seafood-products-reaches-2-bln-in-2016 Globally, some 91-93 million tonnes of fish are captured each year, and seafood products are among the world's most widely traded food commodities, with an export value of $142 billion in 2016, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Reported. According to press release published by the FAO Representation in the...
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commemoration-of-international-day-sport-for-development-and-peace TEHRAN – Tehran Peace Museum (TPM) organized a ceremony on the occasion of International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with participation of sportsmen and women at the Museum on 8 April 2017. The event was supported by the UN Information Center. The ceremony began by TPM volunteer Gholam Hashemi’s welcoming remarks. Then...
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new-japanese-grant-gives-hope-for-sustained-recovery-in-lake-urmia   Lake Urmia - Photo by UNDP Iran, February 2017 There is now hope for the sustained restoration of Lake Urmia.  Water – albeit thinly spread – is now covering a significant amount of the lake’s formerly dried-out surface.  Much more than it was two years – or even one year – ago.  And while the lake’s biosphere is still...
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fao-global-food-prices-decline-in-march-as-sugar-and-vegetable-oils-slide Global food prices monitored by FAO fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the FAO Food Price Index averaged nearly 171 points in March, marking a 2.8 percent drop from the previous month while...
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on-anniversary-of-rwanda-genocide,-guterres-calls-for-assurance-that-such-events-never-occur-again  TEHRAN, 6 April 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day for Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, 7 April 2017, said the only way to truly honour the memory of those who were killed in Rwanda is to ensure that such events never occur again. The full text of his message...
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fao-conflicts-impose--billion-losses-to-syrian-agricultural-sector In addition to the severe human suffering, war in Syria has imposed more than $16 billion of lost crop and livestock production and destroyed farming assets, FAO’s latest report says. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses...
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peace-without-mine-action-is-incomplete-peace-un-chief TEHRAN, 4 April 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, 4 April 2017, while emphasizing that peace without mine action is incomplete peace, urged all Member States to keep this issue at the top of the international agenda when...
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global-food-insecurity-worsening-–-108-million-people-close-to-starvation Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels with FAO’s contribution. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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terrorists-killed-548,-wounded-567-iraqis-in-march-2017 TEHRAN, 3 April 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 548 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 567 were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in March (not including police) was...
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un-sg-and-fao-dg-announce-appoint-of-new-wfp-executive-director United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva announced their appointment of David Beasley of the United States as Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr Beasley of the...
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the-world-s-largest-lesson On September 25th 2015 the United Nations announced The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a set of goals for the world that aim to make our planet fair, healthy and sustainable by 2030. The World's Largest Lesson is an initiative for children across the world to learn about the SDGs through their schools.   On...
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based-on-latest-fao-report-conflicts-cause-30-million-food-insecure-people-in-near-east-and-north-africa Food security and nutrition levels in the Near East and North Africa have sharply deteriorated over the last five years, undermining the steady improvement achieved before 2010 when the prevalence of undernourishment, stunting, anemia and poverty were decreasing, a new FAO report said. According to a press release shared by the FAO...
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